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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Overview
Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea before returning to San Francisco.
Highlights
  • Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
  • Cover 17 miles (27 kilometers) with a guide who’s familiar with the roads 
  • Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Easily upgrade to add a Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket ahead of time
  • Round-trip transportation means you can enjoy a drink (or two)
What to Expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup from Union Square in San Francisco. Once you board your vehicle for the day, relax on the drive. Your guide takes you down the California coast for views of the Pacific Ocean and beachside mansions. Your first stop is in Monterey where you’ll have some free time to stroll Cannery Row. You can also add on an admission ticket to Monterey Bay Aquarium when booking for an additional upgrade fee. Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
• Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
• Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
  • Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (If option selected).
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
  • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While this is an amazing tour and the driver was fantastic the service we received from the tour company was terrible. They advertise it as ticket-less which it is not. When first arriving there around 10 buses were lined up, using 2 lanes, which was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LuLu G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I did this trip mainly to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and he loves golf so Pebble Beach was a perk. It was a beautiful drive and the perfect amount of time. We saw everything in the aquarium and had time to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank hbascia1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visit large cities we always like to get out and explore surrounding areas and this tour was perfect. A very long day, 12 hrs, but worth it. Our driver Randy was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of local hints on where to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pat M
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pat M, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments on our trip to Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive were a pleasure to read. It is fantastic to learn Randy's professionalism made your journey such a memorable one thanks to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver, Randy, was fantasic. He was friendly and a great tour guide with usefull insight about differrent locations through out the trip. The tour is long. We left on time.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tdang19
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tdang19, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your comments were a pleasure to read. It is fantastic to learn you had such a wonderful day exploring the Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive area. I am thrilled we proved to be the perfect...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Randy was very friendly and humorous. He made the trip fun and interactive. The tour was awesome and the sites were breath taking. Our first trip to California and this tour was perfect!More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amanda B
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Amanda B, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. Your comments on our tour were a pleasure to read and I am delighted to learn you trusted Gray Line of San Francisco for your first visit ever to...More

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B1GGAY
8 September 2019|
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Response from G M |
No. You can choose the amount of walking.
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18 July 2019|
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Since you are coming from MA, I would recommend staying in SF and going out from there. It is so much to see and experience. Union Square is a centrally located area to stay. Painted Lady VW tour is a great way to see the... More
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